Coburn Retires

by John J. Miller on January 17, 2014

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Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, a Republican, has announced his retirement. A decade ago, I covered his initial bid for the Senate, on the pages of National Review:

For conservatives, the race is about much more than keeping control of the Senate: It’s about promoting one of the most energetic and talented members from the House class of 1994 to the other chamber of Congress, where right-minded legislation so often dies from neglect. In the aftermath of Pat Toomey’s defeat by Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania’s GOP primary, Coburn probably represents the conservative movement’s most important candidacy in this year’s Senate elections.


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